Barbecoa Piccadilly-Permanently Closed

4.2
165 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Steak
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays

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About

Founded by Jamie Oliver, Barbecoa is much more than a steak restaurant – it’s a celebration of fire-based cooking and incredible, quality ingredients.

Our in-house butchers handpick and prepare the very best meat from farms around Britain, then our chefs use it to create beautiful, modern dishes making the most of Texas pit smokers, tandoors, fire pits, robata grills and wood-fired ovens.

You’ll feel the heat, see the flames lick and the smoke drift upwards from our open kitchen as you indulge in one of our beautiful cocktails or a glass of whisky from our impressive selection.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Barbecue
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00
Friday: 11:30 - midnight
Saturday: 09:00 - midnight
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
020 3005 9666
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Phil Kendall
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Catering
Jamie Oliver describes Barbecoa as being 'a chef’s dream come true!
It’s like an Aladdin’s cave filled with equipment that no one else in London has – robatas, Argentinian grills, wood-fired ovens, Texas pit smokers and a tandoor oven – used with fruit woods like apple oak and cherry to give our food incredible flavours.
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Public Transit
Piccadilly Circus Station
Green Park Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are at the one by St Paul’s and we can’t fault it. Our waiter was fantastic a small the service was amazing. Would go back tomorrow if we only lived nearer

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were not notified it was going to be closed and only found out when there

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We approached the restaurant to see from the window that no one was inside which was worrying. I was put off and contemplated finding another restaurant. Called to ask if they was even open and turns out you have to enter and go downstairs. First impression wasn't great.
Service was okay and the restaurant looked nice. I ordered the Fillet medium rare, what came was not medium rare but more medium well done, my wife ordered the chicken which was lovely. I was offered a replacement but I didn't want to wait whilst my wife had eaten her food.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service by our waiter, he was attentive, gave great personal recommendations and made us feel looked after while giving us space.

Food was delicious, well presented and we at no point felt like we were waiting or being rushed.

All in all we had a lovely time, no complaints here.

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ID
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The service was not good at all. The food quality was terrible.. the steak we had to share was chewy and unbeatable:-(

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great space, with a great atmosphere and food to match.

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k
London
77 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

A rather disappointing experience. The main restaurant is in a large but dull basement and the menu choices are quite limited. The food and service were just about OK but did not justify the ridiculously high prices. If you want steak (which dominates the menu here) there are much better choices in London.

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OT
London
18 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Meat and cabbage were preset good, not much fries and dessert. Cool ambience and nice service

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch time set menu on offer. Good choices and decent portion sizes.

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M
London
18 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place, so sad to see it go, hope the other one is good, will try it soon.

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AW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great casual spot for lunch or dinner...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Very poor steak, sides and dessert were excellent

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D
London
110 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Jamie Oliver restaurant serving mainly steaks although other meat also available on the menu. Steaks come plain, and one has to order the sauces and side dishes separately, which makes the meal more expensive. Very busy with good ambience.

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t
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great basement room with lovely atmosphere. Really good starters and the steaks were really good. I would put them up there with steaks at Gaucho and Hawksmoor. Definitely worth trying if you are a steak fan

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bang average steak and over priced.

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G
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was fine, not remarkable. Given the price, we expected it to be a bit more special. We’ve liked Barbecoa at St Paul’s better in the past.

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such an amazing late birthday dinner in Barbecoa. The food was wonderful and the service was exceptional. We felt really looked after. Have to mention the cocktails as well - what a great selection of creative and unique drinks! Congrats! We are looking forward to visiting again.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely food, had roast dinners, but expensive for what you got, main menu is better value. The St. Paul’s branch is a much better setting, Piccadilly is a bit dark and lacking in atmosphere compared to it.

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BH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th Birthday

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Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute booking but I xceptional food and drink! Slightly more expensive but worth it.

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Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, fantastic friendly service, highly recommended. Only issue is (like other Jamie Oliver restaurants) the high amount of salt used on the steaks. Yes they tasted great but was it really necessary?

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J
London
35 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant. Shame it is now closed. Will go and visit the St Paul location.

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked on the spur of the moment, and it was a lovely evening. The service was excellent and the food was excellent.

Definitely go back

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London
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A pre birthday lunch. Good food, good service but a subdued atmosphere due to the lack of diners. Will be back for a busier dinner.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Los precios no van acorde con lo expuesto en la carta, cobran extras sin avisar o sin indicarlo en ningún momento.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely experience it was and the food... Simply amazing.. We ordered from the set menu and the starter that we wanted wasn't available so the head chef told us to choose any starter to replace it.. Simply fantastic!

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Denmark
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was stunningly good!
Nothing to put my finger on except some pricetags on drinks.
4.5/5

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went to Barbecoa with my girlfriend for New Year's Eve dinner. I LOVE the atmosphere and decor, and the service is top notch. However, I ordered the 12 oz. dry-aged sirloin and was very disappointed with it. The flavor was good, it had a nice char for medium rare termination. But the steak was chewy and more difficult to cut in most parts of the steak. I probably had 4 bites off of the steak that were enjoyable and tender. Other than that, it a lot of work to chew and eat. Very, very disappointing by itself, but even more so on NYE. We enjoyed our calamari starter and cocktails (she had the Manhattan, I had the Barbecoa Blazer...very nice). My GF liked her chicken dish and veggie side. I loved the truffle mac and cheese and I liked the rainbow chard. We also enjoyed the brownie with bay leaf ice cream as our desert. All that said, I just can't recommend a steak house after the experience I had with the steak I was served.

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service top notch food

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Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were brilliant. Food wasn’t exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend trusting your server with cocktail selection and paring.

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London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first visit to Barbecoa, but my first for business entertainment, and it certainly won't be my last! The food was on point as always and the service was outstanding! I can't fault this place - highly recommended.

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London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time visiting and they have improved so much, that I will be returning in the New Year a few times.

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PF
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

To be honest, I thought this was the poor relation to the other branch by St Paul’s Cathedral. It lacked atmosphere, I thought the food was pretty average. My Sunday chicken roast was named greedy, not quite sure why as it was a relatively small piece of chicken. My friends did enjoy their steaks, so a bit hit and miss

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London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, steaks were really good quality, sides were reasonable without being anything special. However the bill for 4 people came to £250. That’s just mains with one side each and the cheapest bottle of wine available - I’ve had as good or better for much less.

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London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, good food and nice wine selection 👍

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with excellent steak and service even though it was super busy with Christmas parties.Thank you,Barbecoa.

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EW
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das Lokal sowie das Essen sind TOP!!
Wir sind für einen Kurztrip nach London geflogen und selbstverständlich musste der Besuch bei Barbecoa stattfinden.

Wir hatten ein 3-Gänge Menu was sich gelohnt hat. Das Essen ist super lecker und die Portionen passen. Das Ambiente ist top. Man hatte das Gefühl, man sitzt in einem großen Raum alleine.

Ich empfehlen den Besuch in Barbecoa jeden und sicherlich war das nicht mein letzes mal.

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A large vociferous office group ruined the ambience.

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London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the restaurant at St Paul’s Catherdral but throughly enjoyed the Piccadilly branch as you could spend your entire evening there pre drinks/meal/after drinks and this is because of the large bar area which is separated to the dining area something the branch at St Paul’s Catherdral can not offer. Waitress Becky was very informative and provided a history of the building and how it was found and formed as a 1920’s theamed restaurant. Food was beautiful and came out hot and in great timing.

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DD
London
14 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was a Business Christmas meal. The food was very good, as was the service but the ambience was lacking. There was barely any Christmas decor or special touches found in some other restaurants. That was a shame.

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